Brain Injury A brain injury can be one of the most devastating types of injuries that a person can suffer and will often require lifelong care to treat. Brain injuries tend to be one of two types: acquired brain injuries (ABIs) or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Acquired brain injuries arise from other pre-existing health conditions like a stroke or tumor, whereas traumatic brain injuries are often caused by trauma to the head, penetration of the skull, or a dramatic shaking or whiplash of the head. The most common types of TBIs are concussions and contusions. Contusions are typically easy to identify, as they occur any time the skull is struck or penetrated by an object, cut, or bruised. A contusion to the head caused by trauma may often lead to the discovery of a more serious traumatic brain injury, for which immediate treatment is required. However, concussions can be harder to diagnose due to the subtle nature of the symptoms. Concussions occur whenever the head and brain is violently shaken or moved about. Concussions often cause relatively benign symptoms like headaches and dizziness, among others. Many people who have suffered a concussion in an accident do not realize it as their symptoms can be relatively minor and similar to those of other unrelated conditions. After an accident in which your head was struck or shaken, it’s imperative that you call a doctor right away to treat and document your injury. Then you should call the traumatic brain injury attorneys at Lopez and DeFilippo as we have the resources and ability to hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries. Common Symptoms of a Concussion: A headache or a feeling of pressure in the headTemporary loss of consciousnessConfusion or feeling as if in a fogMemory loss surrounding the traumatic eventDizzinessRinging in the earsNauseaVomitingSlurred speechDelayed response to questionsAppearing dazedDouble visionFatigue Why hire Lopez & DeFilippo? Our Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys are committed to providing comprehensive personalized representation and we have the resources and skills to aggressively fight to recover the compensation you deserve. What is a contingency fee? It’s simple, you don’t pay us anything unless we secure a financial recovery in your case.